Sunday, July 20, 2008


SO much to cover from these past few days that the Weekend Round-Up will have to be divided up into a few posts. But, I have to start at the end.

I had the best celebrity siting of my entire life today. And I am not joking.

This person was part of my all time favorite TV show. A show that was the essence of wholesome childhood, simpler times, great music, best friends, and growing up. I still watch it whenever I can, it still makes me cry, and it has the best goddamn voice overs in the history of television.

And, it provided me with my first real childhood crush that has never gone away:

Kevin Arnold.

If you don't know what show I'm talking about by now, I feel badly for you and you should feel badly about yourself, too.

Kevin Arnold didn't love me. Instead he loved someone he talked about all the time...

"Over the course of the average lifetime you meet a lot of people. Some of them stick with you through thick and thin. Some weave their way through your life and disappear forever. But once in a while someone comes along who earns a permanent place in your heart."

And for Kevin Arnold, that person was:

Winnie Cooper.

And today, I could have reached out and touched the love of Kevin Arnold's life.

It all happened so quickly. I was standing in the lobby of the movie theatre waiting for my girls to show up for a matinee of "Mamma Mia!" and suddenly, the mighty person upstairs summoned me to turn to my right. I did, and there was Winnie, rushing right past me with her cell phone up to her ear. I was stunned, shocked, moved, immobilized, and full of, well, wonder. She looked distressed, probably because she didn't marry my boy Kev and decided to write a math proof instead. Whateva.

I will remember that moment forever.

Oh! Or, maybe she is still upset because her brother was killed back in 'Nam. But it was so nice of Kevin to hug her by that tree. SO nice.

I will leave you with just one of the many brilliant ponderings from the show that will never, ever be topped:

“Growing up is never easy. You hold on to things that were. You wonder what's to come. But that night, I think we knew it was time to let go of what had been, and look ahead to what would be. Other days. New days. Days to come. The thing is, we didn't have to hate each other for getting older. We just had to forgive ourselves... for growing up.”


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TheFegurgs said...

I can't believe no one has commented on this brilliant blog about the best television show to ever penetrate my elementary school eyes. I will never forget the episode where Kevin and Winnie are sitting outside under a tree:

WINNIE: Knock, knock.
KEVIN: Who's there?
WINNIE: Sam and Janet.
KEVIN: Sam and Janet, who?
WINNIE (singing): Sam-and-Janet evening!

I just thought she was the cleverest little mixed-girl to ever steal a boy's heart. And I vowed to be tip-top jokester from then on, so I could steal boys' hearts, too.